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Policy Officer (12 Month Maternity Cover)

Job Description: JD Policy Officer.pdf
Further Information:

We are the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacies in Great Britain. Our main job is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public who need or use services from pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, or services provided at a registered pharmacy, in England, Scotland and Wales.

We are seeking a pro-active individual to support policy development across a range of regulatory functions within the strategy directorate. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working within the policy and standards team, carry out desk based research to inform our policy development

  • Review external policy papers, carry out policy analysis and draft briefing papers for senior staff

  • Work within a wider team to support the drafting of GPhC standards documents, policy papers, consultation documents and Council papers

  • Undertake responsive policy work as required

The successful candidate should demonstrate experience of policy work. An understanding of basic research methodologies is essential, as is an ability to work independently and in/across teams. You should also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.

This is a key role and an excellent career opportunity. In return, you can expect a rewarding work environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays).

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the employment declaration form for this post, to:


We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The closing date for this role is midnight on Sunday 26 June. 

Deadline for Application: Midnight Sunday 26 June
Interview Date: